Bill Chastain is reporting that the Rays have outrighted Chad Orvella to Durham, removing him from the 40-man roster.
To remove Orvella from the roster is not a surprise as he was the lowest ranked member of the 40-man roster in the most recent “Trade Value Index“. However, the timing of the move is curious as there was already an open slot on the 40-man roster. To make the move now, could be an indication that the Rays are preparing to make additions to the roster in the next few days through free agency or a trade.
This move leaves the Rays with 38 players on the roster.
Orvella did not play in 2008 after suffering a shoulder injury in the spring. He made 69 appearances for the Rays in three seasons from 2005-2007.
Rays outright Orvella to Durham [MLB]